New measles epidemic in Yobe

Since the start of this year, there have been 361 cases of measles and 4 deaths in 14 out of the 17 Local Government Areas of Yobe state. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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